Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 293 (December 18-20)
Segment 1 -- "PSR 7th Annual Dinner: Norman Solomon" Norman Solomon was the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility on November 7, 2010. The title of his presentation was "The Cost of War and the Potential for Peace." An independent journalist, Mr. Solomon has spent much of his life working for peace and social justice and has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "a formidable thinker and activist." He has published extensively in prestigious newspapers and journals in the U.S. and abroad as well as on the internet. His most recent books are "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death," and "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State". Mr. Solomon is the founder and president of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts.
Segment 2 -- "An Evening of Music and Comedy: Dave Lippman" Earlier this year, satirical songwriter and comedian Dave Lippman brought his "viciously funny" show to the California Stage in Sacramento. A Media Edge crew was there to record this hilarious performance of "Wild Bill Bailout, the Bard of the Bankers." Audiences have enjoyed the post-corporate comic stylings of Lippman, an anti-war troubadour who afflicts the complacent, takes the air out of the windbags of the week, de-distorts history, and updates worn-out songs with parody and thrusts.